Warrior Leveling Tips
Below you’ll find a few general tips to keep in mind when trying to level as a Warrior.
-Warriors are a very gear dependent class, and leveling is rougher for them than most classes. It can be hard to persevere when the going gets tough – but don’t lose hope! Sometimes all you need is a new weapon closer to your level and you’ll notice an immediate difference. Warriors may take the longest time to level out of any classes, but they are always needed for endgame content.
-Consider leveling with a friend, especially if they play a class that can heal. You’ll be able to take on much more enemies at once and level at a much faster rate.
-To auto attack a mob, you only need to be in range when your attack is ready. If you have a slow weapon, a powerful strategy is to hamstring or otherwise impair a mob and run out of range until your attack is ready, ensuring they can’t hit you until you’re ready to trade off attacks.
-The best thing you can do for your leveling speed is make sure your weapon is up to snuff. If you want to get serious, consider looking up the best weapons for your level and acquiring them, it will often pay off. In a pinch, you can search the auction house for green “of the whale” weapons – these tend to be cheap because people think the stats are bad, but all that really matters to you is the weapon damage and DPS.
-A Warrior’s skill is highly dependent on the stance they are in, which can dictate rage gained and lost, and access to certain abilities. As you gain experience using each of them, know that some players employ “stance dancing” to quickly swap between stances to trigger stance-exclusive abilities quickly when getting the right rage generation.
-Despite having a talent tree just for Protection, you’ll find that with some practice, any Warrior can prove an adequate tank in dungeons on the way to level 60 just by having a shield equipped and staying in the defensive stance.
-Anger Management might look like a subpar talent, but it’s actually one of the most important warrior leveling talents. It has a hidden effect not stated in the tooltip, which increases the time before your rage decays outside of combat, which is huge when taking on several enemies one after the other.
-It might be tempting to use your rage as soon as you can, but it’s best to save it up and only spend it on important things. You’ll be glad you have some rage when you accidentally pull two mobs, and it’s good practice for saving rage for your most efficient abilities (e.g. Mortal Strike, Bloodthirst) instead of your least efficient (Heroic Strike).
-You can and should use Bloodrage to prevent your rage decaying between fights. The health cost is negligible and you can use it and bandage yourself to gain both rage and HP between two fights.
-You can tank 5 man dungeons as any spec, just make sure you have a shield and use defensive stance for the threat modifier. Many actually consider Arms to be one of the best tank spec while leveling.